Photo by Dan Torres
1 c. pumpkin puree
2 T. ground flaxseeds mixed in 6 T. filtered water
1/2 c. plant based milk
1 t. vanilla extract
1 T. pure maple syrup
1 T. apple cider vinegar
1 T. coconut or olive oil
1 1/2 c. gluten free oat flour
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1 t. Celtic salt
1/2 t. each cinnamon and ground ginger
1/4 t. each nutmeg and cloves or allspice
1 serving plant protein powder (optional)
In a food processor, grind old fashioned gluten-free oats to make flour. Combine all dry ingredients in a medium bowl or in food processor.
Combine wet ingredients (pumpkin through oil) in a large bowl.
Fold dry mixture into wet mixture and mix well.
Heat skillet over medium heat. When hot, spray with avocado oil spray and spoon about a third cup batter per pancake into pan.
Cook several minutes or until golden brown on bottom and edges are dry. Flip and brown other side.
Remove to a warm plate. Makes 8-9
Serve with blueberries, nut butter, and maple syrup. Or banana slices and toasted pecans. Or sautéed spiced apple slices.
1 pint cherry tomatoes or chopped Roma tomatoes
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion*
1 clove finely chopped garlic
1/4 cup slivered fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon balsamic or red wine vinegar
Celtic salt and freshly ground black pepper
8 ounces fusilli or other pasta, whole grain, gluten-free or sourdough
Cut cherry tomatoes in half or quarters, depending on their size. You want the pieces to be relatively the same size. Combine in a bowl with red onion, garlic, basil, olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper to taste. Allow to stand while pasta cooks.
Cook pasta al dente according to package directions. Drain and place in a serving bowl and top with raw tomato sauce. Garnish with Pecorino Romano cheese and crushed red pepper flakes, if desired.
*Note: to take some of the bite out of raw onion, first chop it then place in a strainer and rinse under cold water. Proceed with the recipe.